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Judge backs 200-home Essex scheme refusal despite inspector's 'errors'

Judge backs 200-home Essex scheme refusal despite inspector's 'errors'

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge against a planning inspector's refusal of plans for 200 homes in the grounds of an Essex hotel, despite recognising that the inspector had made "minor" errors in her decision making.

Inspectors recommend withdrawal of Uttlesford plan over 'vague' garden communities proposals

Inspectors recommend withdrawal of Uttlesford plan over 'vague' garden communities proposals

Planning inspectors have recommended that an Essex council withdraw its local plan from examination, saying they would not be able to find the document sound because of its insufficient and "vague" evidence to justify proposals for three garden communities.

Go-ahead for 4.4km Beds link road in green belt and AONB

Go-ahead for 4.4km Beds link road in green belt and AONB

Plans have been approved for a 4.4km link road that travels through the Bedfordshire green belt and partly through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) after planners advised that the scheme was a "critical component" of wider rail and road improvements for the Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor.

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How one tardy plan-making council continues to escape sanction

How one tardy plan-making council continues to escape sanction

An Essex council threatened with intervention by central government for taking too long to prepare its local plan is unlikely to face Whitehall action, say observers, despite little apparent progress in the preparation of its development blueprint in the past six months.

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